North East Lincolnshire Council

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Transferring to Secondary School – September 2019

If your child is currently in Year 6 your child will be transferring to secondary school in September 2019. If you applied through the online Citizens Portal decisions regarding your on-time application will be issued by a system generated email on the morning of 1 March 2019. If you applied using a paper application form your letter will be posted on 1 March 2019.

Please note that the school admissions team is available online or by telephone to offer impartial advice and guidance. However they will not make parents or carers aware of their allocation decision via telephone conversations or personal email.

For those pupils for whom an on-time application has not been received, or pupils who wish to change their applications, their application will be considered at the second allocation on 29 March 2019.

If you have not completed a form or wish to change your preferences, you can download one below or contact the School Admissions Team.

How Do I Appeal (PDF)

Common Application Form – Second Allocation (PDF)

Advice Sheet – Second Allocation (PDF)

Your New School Booklet 2019 – 2020 (PDF)


Starting school for the first time

If your child was born between 1st September 2014 and 31 August 2015 your child is eligible to start school in September 2019. The closing date for the first round of allocation was 15th January 2019.

On-time applicants will be notified of their allocated school place by email (Citizen Portal applications only) or by letter, issued on 16th April 2019.  Late applications received by 30th April will be processed in the second round of allocation mid-May.  Applications made after this date will be processed as and when received, following the second allocation.

Please note that the Citizen Portal is now closed for online applications.  If you have not yet made your application you can use the online form below.

Starting School for the first time – Apply online (September 2019)

Alternatively, you can print, complete and return a copy of the Common Application Form (CAF) below.  Paper forms are also available upon request from the School Admissions team or from primary and nursery school offices.

Starting School for the First Time – Common Application Form SECOND ALLOCATION (September 2019)

Supplementary Information Form (SIF) – to be completed when applying for a Catholic Primary School

Your New School Booklet 2019 – 2020 (PDF)


Transfer of pupils from infant to junior school

If your child is currently in year 2 at a North East Lincolnshire infant school; Queen Mary Avenue Infant and Nursery School, Scartho Infants’ School and Nursery or Signhills Infants’ Academy, your child will be transferring to a junior school in September 2019.  The closing date for the first round of allocation was 15th January 2019.

On-time applicants will be notified of their allocated school place by email (Citizen Portal applications only) or by letter, issued on 16th April 2019.  Late applications will be processed after this date.

Please note that the Citizen Portal is now closed for online applications.  If you have not made your application yet, you can print, complete and return the Common Application Form (CAF) below.  Paper forms are also available upon request from the School Admissions team or from your child’s current infant school office.

Transferring from Infant to Junior School – Common Application Form LATE (September 2019)

Your New School Booklet 2019 – 2020 (PDF)

In year admissions (admissions outside of the ‘normal’ admissions round)

If you are considering transferring schools within North East Lincolnshire we advise you to read the In Year Admissions leaflet.

Application forms and other information are available to download from this page. If you are moving into North East Lincolnshire during the school year or moving address within North East Lincolnshire you can also apply online using the link below.

Your new school booklet 2018 – 2019 – A guide for parents (PDF)

Blank primary school in year common application form (Word document)

Blank secondary school in year common application form (Word document)

Information on In Year Admissions/Transfers for parents/carers 2018 – 2019 (PDF)

Recently moved in to the area or about to move to North East Lincolnshire?

If you are the parent or carer of a pupil who has recently moved into North East Lincolnshire and are not currently attending a school in the area then please complete or online form Applying for a school when moving into North East Lincolnshire (In year common application)

School Admissions Team, Civic Offices, Knoll Street, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, DN35 8LN

Email: schooladmissions@nelincs.gov.uk

Telephone: 01472 326291 (option 4)

Opening times: Monday to Thursday 8.30 am to 5 pm and Friday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm except bank holidays